Alistair Heron

Board Member

Alistair is a partner in West Country firm of solicitors and specialises in commercial property. He has been involved in several homeless charities for a number of years and is also a musician and an active member of a large church in Exeter. He was appointed to the saha Board in March 2017.

Alistair Heron

Board Member

Other SAHA Team Members

Lieut-Colonel Drew McCombe

Drew has been a Salvation Army officer in his local church and has always tried to plant new ministries and congregations with a keen edge towards social justice; had leadership roles for The Salvation Army at divisional and national level. Currently Secretary for Mission with responsibilities for the oversight of mission across the UK based at The Salvation Army Territorial Headquarters. Drew was appointed to the Saha board in 2020 and is also a director of the Salvation Army Trustee company in the UK.

Married to soul mate Beverley, 3 fantastic grown up children, Daryn, Cathryn and Eloise. Now a grandad to Harry, James, Ollie and Maya. Passionately in love with God the Father, Son and Spirit, mission agitator and covenanted to The Salvation Army. MA in Evangelism and Mission.

Elliot Thomas

Board Member

Elliot is the General Counsel and Company Secretary to saha’s parent, The Salvation Army. Legally qualified, and with board experience from a range of sectors, he is an expert in corporate governance, strategic planning, operational oversight and transformational change.

Elliot joined saha’s board in July 2021 following saha’s regulatory downgrade and he is committed to helping saha become as impactful as it can be, within the group of The Salvation Army.

He is committed to the provision of quality housing, within a caring community.

Elliot divides his time between central London and the wilds of Exmoor.

Jennifer Laurent-Smart

Board Member

Jennifer has worked within the Equality and Diversity field for over 25 years in both the private and public sector. Her work involves developing initiatives to help main-stream equality and build capacity within organisations in order to improve their equality practice and enable them to identify the practical steps needed to ensure equality of opportunity and the inclusion of all people.
Jennifer is currently employed as Equality and Diversity Manager for The Salvation Army. She is passionate about exploring opportunities for inclusion and inter-cultural work and has a particular interest in the development of young people.
Jennifer joined the saha Board in May 2014 and also sits on the People and Organisational Development Committee.

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